“Step aside” – Zahra to Delia

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Entrepreneur and businessman Winston J Zahra reacted to the result of the poll in last Sunday’s Malta Today to appeal to the leadership of the Partit Nazzjonalista “to step aside for the good of the country and allow someone who has a much higher level of trust lead the opposition.”

The comment of Zahra is in line with a number of Nationalists members of Parliament who spoke to Newsbook.com.mt on the condition of anonymity. These MPs said that the PN has to renew its structures and have a leadership team which would be acceptable to all groups within the party and to the electorate at large.

The MPs contacted that the person cannot be someone who occupies or who has occupied high offices within the party.

Fearne trusted more than Delia

Sixty per cent of respondents to the survey conducted by Malta Today said that they trust Chris Fearne while only 18% said that they trust Adrian Delia. Moreover a significant number of respondents who said that they vote PN trust Fearne more than they trust Delia.  Even Robert Abela, Ian Borg and Miriam Dalli had better trust ratings than Adrian Delia though none of them had the good ratings enjoyed by Fearne.

The survey results showed that although 70% of the respondents want Prime Minister Muscat out either immediately or by coming January, the Partit Nazzjonalista did not benefit from this legal, constitutional and political crisis hitting the Island.

PN leadership not trusted by electorate

Zahra wrote that “love them or hate them, Malta Today surveys have a very good track record on accuracy.”

He added that the results published last Sunday show that the current Nationalist Party leadership have failed dismally as they simply do not have the trust of the electorate even in these precarious times.

In his post, Zahra concluded that:

“ It’s time for the leadership of the party to have a long hard look in the mirror and accept that if they want democracy to stand strong in Malta then a strong opposition is an essential element to ensure checks and balances are always in place. It’s time to step aside for the good of the country and allow someone who has a much higher level of trust lead the opposition.”